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@article{ac130772bb794255ba75d5ee56f8d4fe,
title = "Transnational Solidarity with Which Muslim Women? The Case of the My Stealthy Freedom and World Hijab Day Campaigns",
abstract = "The hijab has been the subject of public and academic debates that have polarized scholars,politicians, and activists. Opinions on veiling range widely: while some view veiling as anoppressive practice, others regard veiling as an expression of women’s agency andempowerment. Solidarity practices, such as movements against compulsory veiling oractions encouraging non-Muslim women to temporarily wear the hijab, are some of theways in which activists have tried to show solidarity with Muslim women. In this qualitative study, data from the content analysis of the online platforms of two mediacampaigns, together with in-depth interviews with Iranian women living in Belgium,were triangulated. Women’s perceptions of two solidarity campaigns were explored: theanti–compulsory veiling movement My Stealthy Freedom and the pro-acceptance WorldHijab Day campaign. The findings raise questions about the effectiveness of transnational feminist campaigning in solidarity with Muslim women and, more generally, how the notion of solidarity is conceptualized in feminist scholarship.",
author = "Ladan Rahbari and Susan Dierickx and Gily Coene and Chia Longman",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1017/S1743923X19000552",
language = "English",
journal = "Politics & Gender",
issn = "1743-923X",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Transnational Solidarity with Which Muslim Women? The Case of the My Stealthy Freedom and World Hijab Day Campaigns

AU - Rahbari, Ladan

AU - Dierickx, Susan

AU - Coene, Gily

AU - Longman, Chia

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - The hijab has been the subject of public and academic debates that have polarized scholars,politicians, and activists. Opinions on veiling range widely: while some view veiling as anoppressive practice, others regard veiling as an expression of women’s agency andempowerment. Solidarity practices, such as movements against compulsory veiling oractions encouraging non-Muslim women to temporarily wear the hijab, are some of theways in which activists have tried to show solidarity with Muslim women. In this qualitative study, data from the content analysis of the online platforms of two mediacampaigns, together with in-depth interviews with Iranian women living in Belgium,were triangulated. Women’s perceptions of two solidarity campaigns were explored: theanti–compulsory veiling movement My Stealthy Freedom and the pro-acceptance WorldHijab Day campaign. The findings raise questions about the effectiveness of transnational feminist campaigning in solidarity with Muslim women and, more generally, how the notion of solidarity is conceptualized in feminist scholarship.

AB - The hijab has been the subject of public and academic debates that have polarized scholars,politicians, and activists. Opinions on veiling range widely: while some view veiling as anoppressive practice, others regard veiling as an expression of women’s agency andempowerment. Solidarity practices, such as movements against compulsory veiling oractions encouraging non-Muslim women to temporarily wear the hijab, are some of theways in which activists have tried to show solidarity with Muslim women. In this qualitative study, data from the content analysis of the online platforms of two mediacampaigns, together with in-depth interviews with Iranian women living in Belgium,were triangulated. Women’s perceptions of two solidarity campaigns were explored: theanti–compulsory veiling movement My Stealthy Freedom and the pro-acceptance WorldHijab Day campaign. The findings raise questions about the effectiveness of transnational feminist campaigning in solidarity with Muslim women and, more generally, how the notion of solidarity is conceptualized in feminist scholarship.

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